Description

Stratford Hall’s Director of Programming, Education, and Visitor Engagement Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz will take you on a virtual trip through our collections to showcase the history, culture, and contributions of some of the enslaved African and African Americans at Stratford Hall. Focusing on archaeological evidence and archival sources, Deetz will illuminate their stories through some of the objects they left behind. 

About the Presenter:

Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz is the Director of Programming, Education, and Visitor Engagement at Stratford Hall. She holds a BA in Africana Studies and History from The College of William & Mary and an MA and Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught at U.C. Berkeley, Randolph College, Roanoke College, University of Lynchburg, the University of Virginia, and has recently joined The Great Courses faculty (her course on Sugar will be out this Winter).  Dr. Deetz partnered with National Geographic to produce the documentary film Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner (National Geographic Channel), and wrote two cover stories for National Geographic’s History magazine.  She is the author of the critically acclaimed book Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine, which was named as one of the top ten books on food of 2017 by the Smithsonian Magazine. 

Registration is required. We invite you to pay as you wish to support lectures like this and future programs at Stratford Hall. 

Free for Friends of Stratford.

After registering for the webinar, attendees will receive an automated confirmation email with connection instructions. We program will take place via Zoom, which is available for free download here: https://zoom.us/download.

A National Historic Landmark, Stratford Hall is home to the Lees of Virginia and is located in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Nestled along the Potomac River, Stratford Hall’s nearly 2,000 acres comes to life through the presentation and preservation of the 18th-century Great House, vibrant gardens, natural trails revealing breathtaking river views, and the stories of all who lived here.